02-10-2020 | 10:30 - 11:00 CET

What should you know about quarantine clearances at Japan Customs?

Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which entered in force on 1 February 2019, and we are seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices.

This is a series of online training which presents the latest market information available in 2020 and explain in practical terms the most important things that EU companies should know when exporting to Japan so that the benefits of free trade can become more widely available to EU exporters for the second year of the EU-Japan EPA.

The topic of this online session is ‘Quarantines for Animal and Plant Protection, and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Clearances (SPS)’.

The session is targeted to: EU companies, particularly SMEs seeking to know clear and cost-effective quarantine clearance procedures for their agriculture and food products.

Topics covered during this session:

In 30 minutes from your desk, discover how to:

  1. Simplified and expedited Food Import Procedures on Quarantines for Animal and Plant Protection, and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Clearances (SPS)
  2. Checkpoints for Plant Inspection
  3. Checkpoints for Animal Inspection
  4. Checkpoints for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Clearances


  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session


Speaker: Chieko Nakabayashi
ModeratorPauline Laloux, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office


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